Remote Learning FAQs & Guidance
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education at The Flagship School during full school closure.
As your child will be spending extra time on their computer or laptop, online safety is even more critical than usual. The key things to do are:
Talk to your child about what they are doing online and who they are talking to
Check your privacy settings and parental controls
Talk to them about keeping themselves safe online
There is lots of information on the Internet about online safety. Here are some links with some more help and tips.
Please find commonly asked questions and answers below.
How will my child access any online remote learning you are providing?
Your child will mainly need their Google Drive and Office 365 log-in details. Don't hesitate to contact their class teacher if they do not have these.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
Parents and carers can contact their child's teacher if they need to borrow a laptop or for help with an Internet connection.
The school will ensure that students needing printed materials receive them; students can return work to the main reception in school periodically to allow teachers to give feedback on their work.
Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as if they were in school?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Therefore, it is expected your child follows their school timetable for each day of lessons.
However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. Please see below for the details.
Science – same curriculum but without any practical work. This has been replaced with animations/videos etc.
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (this includes remote teaching, either live or through interactive PowerPoints and students completing work independently) to take broadly 2-3 hours each day.
Each lesson should be around 40 minutes’ worth of activities.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teaching pupils remotely:
Google Classroom activities
Recorded interactive PowerPoint
Oak National Academy lessons
Activities to complete using online platforms
Worksheets to complete
How will you check if my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
We have asked teachers to monitor the engagement of students through the below methods:
Setting quizzes that show teachers your child’s performance
Checking if students are submitting work on Microsoft Teams/Google Drive.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for children. Our approach to feedback back on pupil work is as follows:
Whole-class feedback during live lessons. This could be done through questioning or self-marked activities.
Whole-class feedback by providing example answers.
Quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms
A combination of these approaches should appear in every lesson.
Your child will also receive more detailed personalised feedback on a piece of work submitted in Microsoft Team/Google Drive after every six lessons.
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, such as those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Therefore, we will contact you every week via phone or email to check how your child is coping whilst learning from home.
Health and Wellbeing
Please let us know about you and your child’s health and wellbeing during the period you are at home. We want to support your family as best we can to meet educational and mental health needs.